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Luna Rossa beats NZL-92; BMW Oracle top of the table; Fisher's View | 27/04/2007
From the Blogs; No racing again at Valencia; Bob Fisher reports on the effects of doing nothing | 24/04/2007
Race schedule given further tune-up; Two jolts on second day of racing; Emirates Team NZ get a comfortable win | 23/04/2007
Five days lost out of Six; Bob Fisher reports; Corporate hospitality at the Louis Vuitton Cup | 22/04/2007
Racing gets underway to a surprise result; Allianz hosts video and birthday; Schedule is re-booted | 21/04/2007
Bob Fisher on Measurement; Four days of racing lost - what now? Musto Screensaver; Eric Doyle audio clip | 20/04/2007
Bob Fisher on the Race Schedule; No racing again in Valencia; Musto screensaver | 19/04/2007
Fisher on the lowlife shorelife; No racing again in windless Valencia; The Spanish way | 18/04/2007




News - Canada & the World

Neil Cox the legendary Shore Manager for Team Vestas Wind was the ‘go to man’ who made the very late hull 7 entry in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race possible. It became a new race when after issuing a Mayday, the first words from Vestas Wind skipper, fellow Australian Chris Nicholson to his shore manager on a crackling long range radio were “We’re on a reef, we’re not getting off. We’re f****ed.” ... [more]  

Australian meterologist Tom Addis joins Team Vestas Wind for legs 8 and 9. The Lake Macquarie sailor replaces Wouter Verbraak the Dutch navigator who took reponsibility for the navigational error which saw Team Vestas Wind brick at speed on the 29 November 2014 on the Cargados Carajos Shoals 240 nm north east of Mauritius on November 29th 2014 ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind - a beautiful fit, a company totally devoted to wind power. Nico assembled a team and made it to the Alicante start line with just a few days to spare. The boat had a great start winning the offshore practice race. They as expected had a much more difficult time into Cape Town but were mid-fleet off Mauritius in leg two to India, when it all went pear shaped. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru is in Lisbon for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover and filed this second image gallery ... [more]  

Today was the first day of the Gill Coed National Championship Semi-Finals, co-hosted by Brown University, Salve Regina University and New York Yacht Club. The top 36 collegiate sailing teams in the nation reported to the regatta venue at Sail Newport and New York Yacht Club on Narragansett Bay to compete for 18 spots in the championship finals, which will begin on Wednesday, June 3rd ... [more]  

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) recently honored five individuals for their contributions to the sport of college sailing by inducting them into the ICSA Hall of Fame. ... [more]  

Young kiteboarders from around the world can now look forward to competing in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, following a confirmation from the ISAF Executive Committee during its session at the 2015 midyear meeting of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). ... [more]  

Photographer Fiona Brown was on water at International Six Metre World Championship and provided this gallery of images from day 1. ... [more]  

Photographer Eugenia Bakunova of leading Russian website www.mainsail.ru is in Lisbon for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover and filed these images of the fleet ... [more]  

2015 J/80 World Championchip - The one-design scene is changing, as newly emerging boat types are pushing ahead. The established J/80 class, however, does not fear the arising competition. They are expecting a sizeable and competitive fleet to compete in the World Championship off Kiel from fourth through 10th July. ... [more]  

2015 Transatlantic Race - Whether out to set records or tick another box on the bucket list, the 41 registered entries all have one thing in common: they will be undertaking the adventure of a lifetime as they sail a stretch of 2,800 nautical miles from Newport Rhode Island’s Castle Hill Light to The Lizard, the most southerly point on mainland Great Britain. ... [more]  

The opening day of the International Six Metre World Championship, being hosted by the Société Nautique de La Trinité sur Mer from 28 May to 5 June, produced sparkling conditions and spectacular racing for the 42 strong fleet of 19 Modern and 23 Classic Sixes. ... [more]  

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is to campaign for Disabled Sailing's inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and has appointed VERO Communications to advise and support its campaign. ... [more]  

Farr 40 West Coast Championship overall by Tink Chambers, Cabrillo Beach
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - When organizers announced there would only be one race on Saturday, the crew aboard Enfant Terrible did not think there was any chance they could capture the championship. ... [more]  

With the appointment of Tom Addis, as the navigator of Team Vestas Wind for Legs 8 and 9, there are now three Australian navigators, Andrew Cape on Brunel, Addis on Vestas Wind and Will Oxley on Alvimedica in the closing stages of the 2014-2015 Race. ... [more]  

CMRC Spring Invitational - There's one wind direction that makes Lake Michigan look like the North Atlantic and that's the 20-28 knots northerly that smoked the fleet of nine teams. ... [more]  

2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - After a great week with strong winds, spectacular racing and nice results the 31th editon of the Delta Lloyd Regatta came to an end on Saturday. More than 700 boats made this edition to a very special one. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Vestas Wind (Chris Nicholson/AUS) shore crew chief, Neil Cox, breathed a huge sigh of relief as his boat was successfully returned to the water this weekend for its first sail since grounding on a reef in the Indian Ocean back in November. ... [more]  

2015 Farr 40 West Coast Championship - When organizers announced there would only be one race on Saturday, the crew aboard Enfant Terrible did not think there was any chance they could capture the West Coast Championship. ... [more]  

Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends. Nine days into Leg 7 and with less than 300 miles to the finish in Lisbon, the overall leader Abu Dhabi could be in deep trouble. They could lose half or more of their overall lead to the chasing Dongfeng after a bruising encounter with the Azores High. ... [more]  

Team Vestas Wind had her first sail after the reconstruction following the grounding on a reef in the Southern Indian Ocean on November 29, 2014 OBR, Brian Carlin captured these first images ... [more]  

The Medal Race format in Olympic sailing is designed to create drama and uncertainty, especially when the wind is blowing hard - which it did on the final day of Delta Lloyd Regatta. ... [more]  

Today was the first day of racing for the LaserPerformance Team Race National Championship on Narragansett Bay co-hosted by Brown University, Salve Regina University and New York Yacht Club. Sixteen collegiate teams from across the nation qualified to compete in this event for the national title and the Walter C. Wood Trophy, awarded to the winning team. ... [more]  

Ian Walker disappointed with leg 7 result, but happy with team resilience. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing had to settle for fifth place on the seventh Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Newport, USA to Lisbon yesterday after its comeback bid faltered in light winds off the Portuguese coast. Listen to this audio of the reactions from skipper Ian Walker, and navigator, Simon Fisher ... [more]  

The reconstructed Volvo 65, Team Vestas Wind passed another significant milestone on her comeback trail, when she was splashed in Lisbon, Portugal. ... [more]  

The 50th Anniversary of the 2015 Soling World Championships came to an end yesterday on May 28th, 2015 at Club Velico Castiglione della Pescaia in Tuscany, Italy. Four teams represented Canada in the 45 boat international fleet. ... [more]  

Faster than a speeding bullet, the June Five deadline for the Supermac Race is approaching. With 25 registrants (and rising), it means this race is a “go” by decree of the event’s Notice of Race, which stipulates a minimum of 20 entries needed. ... [more]  

2015 Rolex Big Boat Series - For the past 51 years, many sailors have spent their summers racing, practicing, tweaking their boats and training their crew for the Big Boat Series, a marquee regatta held every September on San Francisco Bay. For 51 years, the Bay has served up sublime racing conditions while the St. Francis Yacht Club has rolled out the red carpet, providing top-end race management ... [more]  

Forty-two International Six Metres are now gathered at the the Société Nautique de La Trinité Sur Mer on the beautiful south coast of Brittany in preparation for the Société Nautique de Genève's highly prestigious Annual Regatta at Sea and the International Six Metre World Championship. The fleet will race in two divisions with 19 Moderns and 23 Classics competing. ... [more]  

2014 - 15 Volvo Ocean Race - The first time Team SCA skipper Sam Davies watched the new Volvo Ocean Race-Team SCA 360º/virtual reality video, she recoiled instinctively as her boat nose-dived into a giant wave in the Southern Ocean. ... [more]  

Less than a month remains before the start of the 2015 Giraglia Rolex Cup, the popular and historic event encompassing the Mediterranean’s oldest offshore race. ... [more]  

A third place in the medal race was enough for Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) to take the overall victory at the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece. Dmitry Petrov (RUS) took the silver while Giacomo Giovanelli (ITA) snatched the bronze. ... [more]  

2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre won gold in the 470 women’s class at Delta Lloyd Regatta after heading off a strong challenge from their Great Britain team mates, Amy Seabright and Anna Carpenter. ... [more]  

Morgan Kiss wins Quantum Women's Sailor of the Year Honor
Extreme Sailing Series™ supports Hannah White’s Project Speedbird
Asprey Swan Challenge Trophies – Going for the bling
Sailboat Racing, Iditarod-Style—A look at the Race to Alaska *Feature
Four weeks to go for C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta
2015 Finn World Masters - Krutskikh has extended his lead
Sperry Women's College Sailing National Championship - Final day
Volvo Ocean Race - Walker's get-out-of-jail card
America's Cup announces title sponsor
Farr 40 West Coast Champs - Estate Master makes strong move on Day 2
2015 Finn World Masters - Vladimir Krutskikh is new leader
2015 World and National Sailing Championships coming to Kingston
2015 Delta Lloyd Regatta - Triple bullets for the Dutch 49er FX team
2015 Rolex Fastnet Race - Latest Maxis to compete
Louis Vuitton renews sponsorship of America's Cup Challenger Series
Volvo Ocean Race - Mission accomplished!
Volvo Ocean Race Newport - Behind the scenes
Team Vestas Wind arrives in Lisbon ready to rejoin Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race - Podium compression on the leader-board
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel wins Leg 7 in Lisbon
Volvo Ocean Race - The last great adventure   
Volvo Ocean Race - Adventures of a Sailor Girl in Newport   
2015 Finn World Masters – Narrow lead for Martijn van Muyden   
Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 7 Finish - Lisbon, Portugal - Live + Replay   
Volvo Ocean Race - Intense race towards the finish line   
Int Jury to conduct four Hearings in Lisbon over Traffic Zone breaches   
Delta Lloyd Regatta - Polish windsurfers dominate windy opening day   
College Sailing Women's Semi-Final Champs - Day 1 overall   
Volvo Ocean Race - Lisbon gears up for thrilling finale   
Clipper Round the World Race - Local heroes given chance to win place   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA’s fired up for short courses *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - Full drag race mode towards finish line   
Storm Trysail Club 70th Block Island Race overall   
Over 700 boats are competing in the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2015   
Big interest in new San Francisco America's Cup style series *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - The rich will get richer   
2015 Finn World Masters - Yuri Tokovoi shines on first day   
56th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament® makes history   
Volvo Ocean Race – Major upset as fleet heads for Lisbon *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - Piling on the pressure   


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